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Offline Michaels Reflection

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2008, 08:52:01 AM »
Reading:  Martian Time-Slip  by Philip K. Dick

Written in 1964 and set in 1998 itís about colonies on mars.
Itís quite funny because these guys are flying around in helicopters over farms, on the Martian surface!

Another book of his that I like is  A Scanner Darkly  you may have seen the movieÖ
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2008, 11:49:54 AM »
Finished "Barking" by Tom Holt.

Am just starting "The Great Book of Amber" by Roger Zelazny.

Ive read 2 of Tom Holt's books Andrew:
Lucia in Wartime
Lucia Triumphant
where he carried on from E.F.Benson's 'Lucia' novels and I think he made a good job of them. Wouldn't think its easy to carry on the work of a former successful novelist but I enjoyed them.

For my birthday Hub bought me Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane', which I am enjoying. I read her book 'Alentejo Blue'(set in a fictional Portuguese village) and really liked it, though some of my friends, including a Portuguese girl weren't that keen on it.
But I like her style,which I find refreshing
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2008, 02:26:06 AM »
"The Navigator" by Clive Cussler on Audio CD

"Magic Street" by Orson Scott Card on the urging of my oldest son.
(Not my normal genre but haven't put it away yet, half way thru.)

I enjoy a variety of books and often have several going at the same time. The CD books are for commuting time whereas books in print are for bed time (the audio one's at bed time will put me to sleep too fast. If I fall asleep with a book, it will hit the floor or my head as I nodd of, not continue running like CD.  lol)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2008, 08:53:20 AM »
The Harry Potter Series, halfway through the fifth, not a bad way to spend a week.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2008, 09:35:04 AM »
Thus Spake Zarathustra

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2008, 09:52:18 AM »
My Traitor's Heart - Rian Malan (The autobiography of his struggle against apartheid being a white man and being directly descended form the the original architects of apartheid - highly recommended.)

Trick of the Mind - Derren Brown (The Psychology and Technique of Magic - a lot more personable than I expected and full of practical, everyday tips)

The Kitchen Readings - Bob Braudis et al (Remembrances of Hunter S. Thompson by his closest geographical friends - great subject matter, poor book)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2008, 03:02:05 PM »
I've read a couple of biographies of Hunter S Thompson.
What a guy!  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2008, 04:28:35 PM »
I'm still trying to read, "Playing for Pizza", by John Grisham. Been at for 3 months now! I think i will put other obligations aside this week and finish it!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2008, 03:50:18 AM »
Caxton - I recommend 'Generation of Swine', it's a collection of letters, stories and articles written by the man himself.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2008, 05:01:23 AM »
'Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar' by Simon Sebag Montefiore
and 'Archangel' by Robert Harris.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2008, 06:38:11 AM »
The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters - A Brother Cadfael story, and despite what my husband says no, a monk didn't do it!

And

Public Enemy Number 2 by Anthony Horowitz (Jonathan's bedtime story.  The Falcon's Maltesers was excellent!)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2008, 07:40:59 AM »
Just finished Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2008, 09:56:40 AM »
Just finished Without Mercy by Jack Higgins.  One of his 'Sean Dillon' thrillers.  A lovely cast of characters and a high - but plausible - 'body count'.  But you would be better off reading some of the other ones first to get the full effect.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #88 on: April 10, 2008, 10:25:10 AM »
Clowngirl by Monica Drake

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Come To Me by Amy Bloom
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #89 on: April 10, 2008, 12:55:23 PM »
Hello all...new here...

Right now I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker...pretty much all I can fit in right now.   Never read it before, figured it was time, especially since I'll be writing a vampire novel next.   

I plan on reading very soon Laurel K Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures, Minions, and Touch the Dark...

Also on tap is The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams.